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8.08.2010

In My Mailbox


Hi everyone! In My Mailbox started by the prolific Story Siren. This is another Vlog edition.

Books Mentioned in this Vlog

Dark Warrior Untamed (Talion)



Dark Warrior Untamed by Alexis Morgan

He questions everything. No one thought Chief Talion Greyhill Danby would report to work so soon after wrapping up his affairs in London. Then again, he didn’t expect to find a beautiful spy with a major attitude in his new office. Clearly the Kyth’s Grand Dame doesn’t trust him to do his duty—to protect her.

She fears the truth. Piper Ryan isn’t keen on the arrangement, either. Matching wits with an ancient warrior isn’t in her administrative job description. But sharing space with the red-hot head of security could have unexpectedly tempting benefits . . . if he doesn’t dig into her secret past.

Opposites always attract. When threatening e-mails result in danger, the fiery sparks between Piper and Grey grow scorching hot. They must defend the throne from a deadly invisible attacker, but will their raging desire keep them together . . . or will their burning suspicions tear them apart?

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3)Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3)  by Chloe Neill

Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Merit must accept the assignment, even though she knows that she’ll probably regret it. And she’s not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals—not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.


Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion  Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion by LJ Smith

GIFTED AND CURSED

Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a with: she's psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can study with other psychic teens and have a fresh start.

As Kaitlyn learns ti hone her abilities with four other gifted students, she starts ti discover the intensity of her power - and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is a healer - kind and gentle, he's surrounded by good energy, while Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious - a telepath concealing his true nature.

Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces start to threaten the group's stability, and when an experiment traps the five teens in a psychic link - a link that threatens their sanity and their lives - Kaitlyn must decide who to trust and who to love...


Infinite Days (Vampire Queen) Infinite Days (Vampire Queen) by Rebecca Maizel



Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.

Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?

Maybe This Time Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

  Andie Miller is ready to move on in life. She wants to marry her fiance and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her before they go their separate ways forever. A very distant cousin of his has died and left North as the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs a very special person to take care of the situation and he knows Andie can handle anything…

When Andie meets the two children she quickly realizes things are much worse than she feared. The place is a mess, the children, Carter and Alice, aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. What’s worse, Andie’s fiance thinks this is all a plan by North to get Andie back, and he may be right. Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting…

What follows is a hilarious adventure in exorcism, including a self-doubting parapsychologist, an annoyed medium, her Tarot-card reading mother, an avenging ex-mother-in-law, and, of course, her jealous fiance. And just when she thinks things couldn’t get more complicated, North shows up on the doorstep making her wonder if maybe this time things could be different between them.
If Andie can just get rid of all the guests and ghosts, she’s pretty sure she can save the kids, and herself, from the past. But fate might just have another thing in mind…

Sisters Red Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris-- the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.

Twenty-five-year-old Jackson Pearce delivers a dark, taut fairy tale with heart-pounding action, fierce sisterly love, and a romance that will leave readers breathless.


11 comments:

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Hate to disappoint you but there are no vampires in L.J. Smith's Dark Visions trilogy. ;) There are other paranormal aspects, but it's vamp free!

I was hearing the jingling which I thought was a dog collar until you said your husband was dancing around then I got this vision of your husband doing some sort of belly dance routine since it would explain the jingling. THEN you set me straight by showing your dog (who cracked me up) and my odd vision of your husband in belly dance attire vanished.

Not that I know what he looks like I'm just telling you what went through my head as I watched your video. ha!

I will be getting the second and third Chicagoland Vampire books from The Book Depository this Fall. I was sort of disappointed that you thought the third didn't live up to the first though. :(

ParaJunkee said...

Cat, yes I seem to have read the wrong synopsis before I did that vlog. I read the Nightworld one. Guess it isn't a Vampire Week.

OMG, I'm gonna tell hubby that he needs a belly dancing outfit - but I don't think that would go over well. LOL. He prides himself on his manliness. Hoorah and all that.

Don't let me saying it didn't live up to the second and third stop you from reading the Chicagoland books. I still enjoyed it...and the 1st and 2nd rock.

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Great mailbox! Hope you enjoy!

Lisa said...

Woohoo! Love the covers for Infinite Days and Maybe This Time.

Tara (The Bodacious Pen) said...

Your dog is super cute, it looked like a Boston Terrier, and they're my favorite breed. :) You got a lot of great stuff this week!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I <3 your Betty Page bangs and am terribly jealous about Maybe This Time :)

ParaJunkee said...

Tara - yep Boston. Crazy breed, LOL. ADD dogs ;)

Juju - Thanks! Ooh Maybe This Time was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Patti (Book Addict) said...

Your dog is so cute! Sorry to hear you didn't like Twice Bitten as much, I loved it :) Looking forward to your thoughts on Sisters Red.

Rachel said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog and new to this meme! I'm having a great time blog hopping :)

I am in the middle of reading Infinite Days and have added the other titles you mentioned to my 'want to read' list!

I'm looking forward to checking out more of your blog :)

Rach xxx

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like some great reading! I enjoyed Dark Visions by Smith- hope you do too. Here’s what I got

Riv Re said...

Infinite Days was awesome! Enjoy it!
Cute dog!

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